Photomontage illustration by Niko Yaitanes
Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to hip hop
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The professor of English is also a novelist and a critic.
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From a huge new book on the history of information, an excerpt on the role of secretaries
Illustration by Robert Neubecker
Active citizens are humanists.
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A gospel scholar shapes music theory.
In a new book, Louis Menand probes the cultural currents of postwar America.
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“We must begin to confront the reality of a past in which academic curiosity and opportunity overwhelmed humanity,” Harvard president Lawrence Bacow wrote.
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A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.